Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Martins in:
 • Regina Cemetery
 • Regina
 • Regina Census Division
 • Saskatchewan
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement
William Melville Martin
Birth: Aug. 23, 1876
Norwich
Oxford County Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Death: Jun. 22, 1970
Regina
Regina Census Division
Saskatchewan, Canada

2nd Premier of Saskatchewan. A member of the Liberal Party of Canada and later the Saskatchewan Liberal Party, he served in this position from October 1916 until April 1922. After receiving his education from local schools in Huron County, Ontario, Canada, he attended the University of Toronto at Toronto, Ontario and received his Bachelor's Degree in 1898. He then attended the Ontario School of Pedagogy in Hamilton, Ontario and received a teaching certificate. After teaching for two years, he studied law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and relocated to Regina, Saskatchewan where he joined his cousin's law firm in 1903. In 1908 he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons from Regina, serving until November 1916 when he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan and became its Premier, replacing Thomas Walter Scott who resigned amid a kickback scandal involving legislative members of the Liberal Party. In 1920 he cut ties with the Liberal Party of Canada brought on by the United Farmers and Progressive movements. However, when he campaigned for the Liberal Party of Canada two years later and fought against Progressive policies, he resigned from office, as well as his legislative seat, and was replaced by Charles Avery Dunning. Shortly afterwards he was appointed a judge of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal and in 1941 he became Chief Justice of Saskatchewan, serving in that position until he retired in 1961. He died at the age of 93. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Violette Florence Thomason Martin (1881 - 1946)*
 
 Children:
  Walter Martin (1908 - 1977)*
  Douglas Thomson Martin (1912 - 1983)*
  James Gordon Martin (1916 - 1916)*
  'Dr' Kenneth Martin (1920 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Regina Cemetery
Regina
Regina Census Division
Saskatchewan, Canada
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Mar 16, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8518488
William Melville Martin
Added by: Guy Gagnon
 
William Melville Martin
Added by: Sue
 
William Melville Martin
Added by: Sue
 
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Thank you for your public service as Premier of Saskatchewan. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Dec. 7, 2015

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jun. 22, 2014

- BigLebo
 Added: May. 12, 2014
There are 16 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.4 after 18 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service